Green Woodpecker Picus viridus

Broughton Trout Pools, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks - January 2008

Photo copyright Mike Wallen

This Green Woodpecker is one of a pair usually present in the area.  The bird is a male, this being indicated by the red patch below the eye.  In a female this would be black. 

Green Woodpeckers are a common species throughout the county wherever there is suitable habitat.  They like open grassy areas to feed open and will often visit larger gardens, although they are a shy bird and easily disturbed.

Rowsham, Bucks - August 2007

Photos copyright Mike Wallen

This juvenile was photographed in Mike's garden

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